Is the year really half over?
Is it really almost August in the Valley of the Sun? Holy moly! This year is flying by. Some big things have been happening around the shop. New guy starts next week- he's proficient in wiring, which is great because it will allow Gabe to grow in other ways and not always be stuck under a dash or installing a harness for an ls swap.
The race car is in full swing... Yep race car, a 1999 Chevrolet Camaro, she's a doozy. Full funny car cage, 4-link, a huge 114mm Precision Turbo, the engine- well that's still a secret. A huge thanks to Christian over at JAX Motorsports, he has spent many Saturdays here at the shop helping Phil with the cage work.
1971 Chevelle- Did a full air conditioning install on this beauty of a car- she comes with a little 454ci Big Block Chevy and Muncie 4 speed, unfortunately since everything is much further away the rear end also required some work so a set of 3.42 gears went in, among some other goodies.
And.. Another Chevelle- Alex's Chevelle... Wow what can I say.. Not all things on Craigslist are great finds, as we see here. The Chevelle came to us as a total redo- the engine had broken, mismatched and just plain ole bad workmanship, she was rebuilt. The install itself- I almost cried! A huge hole in the ac box- not there now thanks to a new Old Air- air conditioning kit. The install is beautiful now- representing how this car should look!
Then there is Steve's Turbo LS Camaro- this bad boy should be seeing the light of day soon. He is getting a beautiful Huron Speed Turbo Kit and fresh ls1.
Jeff's 2002 Camaro- just a nice little freshen up with some ported heads, better clutch, rebuilt T56 (with some goodies). This little driver will be around town soon.
Of course of the exciting ones, especially for the customer is Tso Fast 2.0- Apparently the first on3 turbo kit just wasn't enough and Tso needs more power! This baby made just over 500hp on 6lbs of boost with a 67mm, now a huge upgrade to forged pistons, a big 84mm turbo and an even better torque converter/transmission.
There's more... But my hands are tired.. Check out the facebook page! http://www.facebook.com/prkautomotive
2016 in review
Wow! Can you believe 2016 came in went so fast? We are already a month into 2017 and working away diligently to get cars out as fast as possible. We hit our 5 year anniversary back in October, what a whirlwind of the past few years. We have made so many friends from customers, the relationships formed are truly a blessing.
I think I realized why I never update the blog too. I always have these amazing things to say but I just don't know how to put them into words, possibly why I always just post pictures... They say a picture is worth a thousand words, right?
Keep checking the facebook page, instagram- if you didn't know we have a page there too!
We ordered an engine dyno right after SEMA 2015. It took a few months for them to build it and ship it... Then overnight the Dyno arrived! It was like Christmas morning and we were a shop of little kids. We still have some bits and pieces to purchase before she's completely ready to run. We are so excited to add another benefit to a PRK engine build.
What's been up. In photos
8.1l 540ci big block Yukon xl
Building an 8.1l to a 540 ci stroker! Yes please! I included pictures of the intake! Typically you have to send these out and wait for it to come back but not with us! A long days work and the intake is ready to flow a lot more air, and make more power!! Can't wait for Dyno day.
So exciting! Brian Vowell's 72 c10 is in the c10 builder magazine. It's our first published vehicle!
Omg you guys I am so sorry the website was down! I totally had a brain fart and changed the phone and Internet forgetting it messes up the website hosting too. Please forgive me. This year I vow to update more often with more pictures, information and anything else you want to see.
Do you guys still love me? Randi. :)
Over the past few months we have been working on Jason's 68 Chevy Chevelle. It started with a stock LQ4, 6.0 that we turned into a 408 stroker with an LS3 top end and custom ground Camshaft. It is backed by 4L80E transmission built in house, 3000 stall by Hughes Performance and of course one of our custome harnesses & PCM, all under hood paint work was done by Walts Body & Paint in Apache Junction.
The car isnt complete yet! As we still need to put finishing touches on the car, including the AC system and a dynotune.
Ahh! I did a talking blog post! Sorry I know I sound like a little kid! Here's more on Jason's chevelle!
So we are getting close to finishing her off. Window kits just arrived so we need to finish wiring the motors, lights and some small stuff. All of the trim and bumpers are going to powdercoat this week and then off to interior.
The engine is running amazingly! Sounds great. Can't wait for the dynotune to see numbers and really get her dialed in.
It's a hearse! Need I say more?